Mary Ann Truebe, 85

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Funeral services for Mary Ann Truebe, 85, of Springfield but formerly of Raymond will be held at A Community of Faith Church, 101 W. Bell Street, Raymond. on Friday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be Thursday night, Nov. 29, from 4-7 at the church. The Hough Funeral Home of Raymond is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Truebe died Thursday, Nov. 22, at her Springfield residence. She was born on April 11, 1927, in Pocahontas to Mathias R. and Florence O. Brown.

She married Raymond C. Truebe on Aug. 9, 1947, in Pocahontas; he preceded her in death on June 20, 2008. Her parents; one son, Rex Truebe (in 1986); and two brothers, Stanford and George Brown, also preceded her.

She is survived by a son, Mark (wife Merilee) Truebe of Springfield, OR; two daughters, Ramona (husband David) Marten of Santa Barbara, CA, and Jennifer (husband Bob) Staley of Springfield; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Truebe Riney of Quincy; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a twin brother, Marion Brown of Pocahontas; and several nieces and nephews.

She attended Pocahontas High School and Greenville College. She and Raymond operated an A&W Root Beer business in Greenville in their earlier years. A musician, she gave piano lessons for nearly 70 years, and played several instruments. She began as a pianist and organist for her church when she was 12. A long-time member of the Raymond United Methodist Church (Community of Faith), she and her husband in their mid-70s answered a missionary call to help build a log cabin in Alaska.

She loved to bake; among her artistic talents were painting and making quilts for her family. She and her husband traveled widely, visiting 47 of the 50 states. In their retirement years they wintered in Fun N Sun RV Park in Texas for 19 years.

She and her husband were members of the Calico Twirlers Square Dance Club and also delivered Meals on Wheels in the Raymond area.

The family suggests memorials be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in her name.

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